Colotis antevippe

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Red tip
Large orange tip (Colotis antevippe antevippe) male 2.jpg
Large orange tip (Colotis antevippe antevippe) male underside.jpg
both C. a. antevippe in Ghana
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Colotis
Species: C. antevippe
Binomial name
Colotis antevippe
(Boisduval, 1836)[1]
Synonyms
  • Anthocharis antevippe Boisduval, 1836
  • Teracolus carteri Butler, 1882
  • Anthopsyche gavisa Wallengren, 1857
  • Papilio achine Stoll, 1781
  • Teracolus harmonides Butler, 1876
  • Teracolus ithonus Butler, 1876
  • Teracolus hippocrene Butler, 1876
  • Teracolus ignifer Butler, 1876
  • Teracolus simplex Butler, 1876
  • Teracolus hyperides Butler, 1876
  • Teracolus hero Butler, 1876
  • Teracolus trimeni Butler, 1876
  • Callosune damarensis Aurivillius, 1879
  • Teracolus fumidus Swinhoe, 1884
  • Callosune haevernicki Staudinger, 1885
  • Teracolus luederitzi Suffert, 1904
  • Colotis subgavisa Dufrane, 1947
  • Anthocharis zera Lucas, 1852
  • Teracolus helle Butler, 1876
  • Teracolus subvenosus Butler, 1883
  • Teracolus laura Sharpe, 1890
  • Teracolus achine var. antevippe ab. sulphurea Rebel, 1914
  • Teracolus achine f. clarescens Joicey and Talbot, 1927
  • Colotis antevippe f. rosanides Stoneham, 1957
  • Colotis antevippe f. castanoides Stoneham, 1957
  • Colotis antevippe f. roseata Stoneham, 1957
  • Colotis antevippe f. leander Stoneham, 1957
  • Colotis antevippe f. subalba Stoneham, 1957
  • Colotis antevippe f. rosaflava Stoneham, 1957
  • Colotis antevippe f. rosamaria Stoneham, 1957
  • Colotis antevippe f. rosalindae Stoneham, 1957
  • Colotis antevippe f. rosareducta Stoneham, 1957
  • Colotis antevippe f. citrinella Stoneham, 1957
  • Colotis antevippe f. flavinella Stoneham, 1957
  • Colotis antevippe f. flavireducta Stoneham, 1957
  • Colotis antevippe f. albissima Stoneham, 1957

Colotis antevippe, the red tip, is a butterfly of the family Pieridae. It is found in the Afrotropic ecozone.

The wingspan is 45–45 mm. The adults fly year-round.[2]

The larva feed on Boscia albitrunca, Boscia oleoides, Capparis sepiara, Maerua cafra, and Maerua juncea.[2]

Subspecies[edit]

The following subspecies are recognised:[1]

  • C. a. antevippe (Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Mali, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Benin, northern Nigeria, Niger, northern Cameroon)
  • C. a. zera (Lucas, 1852) (Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, northern and western Tanzania, Democratic Republic of the Congo, south-western Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman)
  • C. a. gavisa (Wallengren, 1857) (Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, southern Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Colotis at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ a b Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7. 

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